Our Board & Advisors

Our Board

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Lynn Heirakuji
President & Board Director

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Byrnes Yamashita
Vice President & Board Director

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Phyllis Hironaka
Secretary & Board Director

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Kristin Alm Kamakahi
Treasurer & Board Director

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Lawrence Enomoto
Board Director

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Jennifer Okubo Polido
Board Director

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Caitlin Shishido
Board Director

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William Wright
Board Director

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Warren Yamamoto
Board Director

Our Advisors

Wesley Deguchi

  • Past President, Nisei Veterans Legacy
  • Member, Sons & Daughters of the 442nd RCT (past President)
  • Design Principal, Alakea Design Group

Warren Haruki

  • President, Grove Farms, Inc.
  • Former President, Hawaiian Telephone Co.
  • Serves on several boards of directors

James Hirai

  • Deputy Executive Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
  • Retired Brigadier General, U.S Army with over 30 years of command and leadership experience

Gary Okuda

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation lawyer
  • Partner, Leu Okuda and Doi
  • Member, State Land Use Commission

Barbara Tanabe

  • Former television news anchor
  • President, Hoakea Communications

Suzanne P. Vares-Lum

  • President, East-West Center
  • Retired Major General, U.S. Army — Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, USINDOPACOM